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sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
nourishment - something that nourishes; food
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
comport - bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment
censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
impartial - not biased; fair; N. impartiality
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
disquietude - uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence